Available now! Go with Steve on his journey to Alaska to hunt the mighty brown bear. The story begins with where and when the dream to go was born and continues to how the unexpected opportunity came to make the trip and then on to “the Last Frontier” where he encounters a huge brown bear. Packed full of pictures that highlight many of the unforgettable details of his adventure, you’ll feel like you’re right there with Steve on this hunt of a lifetime. Click here to go to the book section.
This lyric video was posted on You Tube by a gentleman named, David McCann. It features a song recorded by The McKameys on their Precious Seed CD that was written by Steve. Perhaps this will encourage someone who needs to be reminded that God cares very much about your “unspoken request.”
My mother has been residing with us for the past few weeks as she transitions to my sister’s new home in middle Tennessee. While talking one morning at breakfast I asked, “What do you want for Christmas this year?” She answered without hesitating…and what she said inspired the chorus of this song. I have a feeling that Mom’s one item wish list is the same as a lot of Moms, and Dads too, at this time of the year. Steve
Our granddaughters (Heidi’s girls) are staying with us this week. While I was working on a new song called “For You,” Josephine (in the middle) and Lily (violin) came in and began singing along. We did a quick rehearsal then did this quick video. T’was a sweet moment for Papa…thanks to DeDe for recording us and to four-year old Sylvia (off camera) for quietly watching.
This new, rugged hardback, pack size devotional for hunters has arrived in time for the upcoming season. Filled with personal stories from Steve’s years of hunting, each devotion begins with a Scripture verse followed by a story and important insight and a short prayer. A perfect companion for each day of hunting season this book will add a meaningful depth of spirituality to your time in the outdoors!
During a Sunday morning service at a church in Georgia we sang our song about my experience of holding my Dad when he passed from this life into eternity (I Held A Great Warrior When He Died). After dismissal a very nice lady named, Jonell Barber, expressed her appreciation for the song then told about an exchange she had with her father, Calvin, during his last hours. What she said was deeply touching, incredibly profound and full of mercy. She has graciously permitted us to share her story in music and we are hopeful it will help others to also know the joy of reconciliation…may it be sooner rather than later. S&A
“Mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:13
Let’s Call It Even (Lyrics)
He came down to his final day,
With something on his heart he had to say
To his daughter, from the heart of a father
He took her hand, couldn’t stop the tears,
He said, “I’ve let you down thru the years
Wish I could do it over, I’d do it better
Lord knows I’d do it better.”
She stood by his bed, they both cried,
She wiped the tears from his eyes
And said, “I understand, you’ve done the best you can
But would it help if I reminded you
About the teenage hell I put you through
O Daddy, here’s what we ought to do…”
“Let’s call it even
We both had a bad run
Let’s talk about the good times
We can say we both won
On the other side of heaven’s door
You won’t find love keeping score
Let’s call it even.”
He said, “I guess its true what they say, a little child will lead the way
My sweet baby, what a gift you just gave me
Now I can leave this world feeling free, nothing between you and me
No regrets, its God’s mercy…”
S&A Chapman/Times & Seasons Music/BMI/2015
I went to Point Pleasant, WV to visit my Mother, Lillian Chapman, who has been a widow since my Dad’s passing in late 2015. She had not yet returned to Logan County to the gravesite and I brought up the idea of going. Her response was, “I’ll go…but he’s not there.” Her unexpected, yet confident reaction was not only deeply encouraging, it inspired Annie and me to write, “He’s Not There.” If you have buried a loved one, we hope this musical tribute to Dad’s life and Mom’s uplifting words will comfort you.
The introduction in the video says it all!!!!
For a long time folks have been asking for copies of the original pocket size book, “Wednesday’s Prayer” that was written to help dad’s establish an effective and powerful regimen of prayer for their children. At last, the content of that book has been expanded and developed into a full size book titled, “A Dad’s Guide to Praying for His Kids.”
It features the timely lyrics from the prayer song, “Wednesday’s Prayer,” as well as some of Steve’s unforgettable personal experiences and a wealth of biblical truths. This book will serve as a guide to help dads (and moms, too!) pray more faithfully, powerfully and effectively for your kids. Also, it contains a practical guide on how and why to add a fast to your prayers.
The word, warrior, seems to be coming to mind lately. I used it in the song about my Dad’s departure to heaven to describe him and then, when I recently met with the men featured in the video posted here, I realized that they too are warriors of the faith, a group I am humbled to call my friends. The truth is, because we who name the name of Christ must fight daily against unrighteousness in our own lives and in our world, we are all warriors of the road.